There’s really nothing in this world that can bring instant positive energy like a good ol ‘plant. I mean, the subliminal, joyous effects green bbs have on people by quite literally just existing … Show-offs, amiright ?! But because of their dopamine-inducing powers (and the fact that they automatically make you look like a responsible adult), they attract many and are wanted everywhere, in people’s bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and even balconies!
If you’re looking for the best plants for your balcony (because, yes, not all plants all the same / can survive out there), then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find some that absolutely love sunlight and require very minimal maintenance (aka one of the best parts about ’em). Some are big, some are really smol, and there are a few in there that have the most gorgeous flowers.
So whether you’re a beginner getting into the plant parent world or you’re someone who just wants to add to their green family, below you’ll find picks that absolutely thrive in sunny to semi-lit areas. And if this sounds like the lighting situation in your balcony area, then your new child is just a scroll away.
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this one that loves sun and shade
Philodendron Birkin The Sill thesill.com
This bb just needs some bright, indirect light for it to thrive! So if your balcony has some shade, I suggest perching it there for it to have a good balance of sunshine and coolness.
this suuuper low-maintenance angel
Hoya Carnosa Hey Botany heybotany.com
The nice thing about her is that she doesn’t need to be watered that much — so if you’re someone who often forgets to do a task like that, you’re safe!
this multi-colored love
Echeveria Rosea Bloomscape bloomscape.com
New plant parents, this purple and green-leaf beaut is your ideal first child. It’s very low-maintenance, soaks UP sun rays, and even removes toxins from the air.
this one that looks like it’s straight from an island
Sago Palm Plants.com plants.com
Bring all the tropical vibes to your home with this drop-dead gorgeous palm plant. It prefers indirect light, loves humid conditions, and doesn’t need to have its thirst quenched that often.
this dynamic duo
Glow Garden Lulas Garden lulasgarden.com
What’s better than one succulent? Two succulents! This chic jar comes with a fresh and bright duo.
this bright gem
Philodendron Brazil Leaf Me Co. leafme.co
If you want this plant to have vibrant green leaves like in the picture shown, you must make sure it’s in a spot where it can get lots of sun.
this one that can live v long
Satin Pothos Hey Horti heyhorti.com
A plant that will literally last you years is this satin pothos, bad boy. It’s strong on its own and is very drought-tolerant.
this sweet flower
Lillies can be grown whenever, but they love the fall weather (which is comin ‘up!). They enjoy both the sun and shade, so if your balcony has the best of both worlds and you want to add some flora to your outdoor space, consider these gems.
this vibey option
The Winona Urban Stem urbanstems.com
The planter alone is just too stunning to pass up. It’ll totally beautify your balcony instantly! And we can’t forget the fact that succulents are more than easy to care for.
this edgy plant
Sansevieria, Snake Live Plant Costa Farms amazon.com
Whether your balcony receives lots of or barely any sunlight, this snake plant will love its nook wherever it’s located. (Side note: But if you do wanna see it flourish, you’ll prop it in a place that gets alll the beams).
this cute lemon tree
Meyer Lemon Tree Citrus Meyer brighterblooms.com
Yep, you can grow a whole-ass lemon tree in your balcony! It’s possible !! As long as there’s accessible light and it’s spacious enough to fit this big stunner, you can be blessed with fruits right outside your humble abode.
this multi-faceted queen
Aloe Plant Shop Terrain shopterrain.com
Not only will having aloe bring you joy, but it’ll also provide you medicinal support. Snag this cutie that can honestly survive any type of housing situation.
this one that loves weather
Mini Bougainvillea La Jolla Red Flower Plant MYSHELFIE etsy.com
Add a pop of color to your lil garden with this lively queen. She really shows off outside and adores the hot season.
this one that attracts butterflies
Milkweed Plant AmericanPlants etsy.com
Calling all butterflies, bugs, and bird lovers out there! This milkweed plant is a hit amongst ~ visitors ~, and if you don’t mind having smol creatures make appearances in your balcony area, buy it ASAP.
this fun, lil cactus
Desert Fairytale The Bouqs Co. The Bouqs Co
There’s really nothing more adorable than a tiny cactus.
this herb fam
Culinary Garden Trio Kit Urban Leaf geturbanleaf.com
Maybe you’ve been dabbling in the ~ cooking world ~ and want to grow some of your OWN herbs. First of all, I love that for you! Secondly, I suggest buying this set that comes with basil, parsley, and cilantro — they all need Mr. Sun about four to six hours a day and to be watered two to three times a week.
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